FIFA Futsal World Cup:Fabulous 5 make Asia proud by advancing to FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021 knockout stage – The Official Home of Asian Football
Fabulous 5 make Asia proud by advancing to FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021 knockout stage
Vilnius: All five of Asia’s representatives qualified for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021 Round of 16 as the group stage concluded on Monday.
Japan were the final Asian team to advance after finishing third in Group E following a 2-1 defeat to Paraguay while Islamic Republic of Iran – who had booked their last 16 spot with a match to spare – finished second in Group F after losing 2-1 to defending champions Argentina on Monday.
Thailand, Uzbekistan and Vietnam had confirmed their berths following the conclusion of their respective groups.
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Vietnam, who finished third in Group D, will face Group A winners Russian Football Union in the first of the Round of 16 ties on Wednesday. Thailand will square off against Group A winners Kazakhstan on Thursday after finishing third in Group C.
Japan will play five-time champions Brazil, who topped Group D with a perfect record of three wins, on Thursday while Group B runners-up Uzbekistan face IR Iran in a plum all-Asian tie on Friday.
The remaining Round of 16 ties will see Venezuela facing Morocco, Argentina playing Paraguay, Portugal going up against Serbia and Spain squaring off with Czech Republic.
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